A legend in the collegiate track and field world received the grandest of gestures Friday.
Stewart Blue, a former UL track star, dominated the field as a competitor and earned UL Athletic Hall of Fame honors. Once he finished competing, he became one of the most well-known and respected officials in collegiate track.
Blue is battling cancer and recently went into hospice care.
Through his travels he made many connections, including many at Texas A&M where he spent some significant time.
Friday, on their way to a track meet at LSU, the Aggies team stopped to present Blue with his induction into the Texas A&M Track Hall of Fame. Aggies head coach Pat Henry says Blue has been a great advocate for the sport.
“You know I met Stewart 35 or 36 years ago being the head coach at LSU,” Henry says. “Stewart was a part of our officials association, and a big part. When I took the job at A&M, then Stewart started coming over there as well. He’s been with us, but still been a Tiger but he’s also been an Aggie.”